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Solution for Optimizing Information Use through the Internet and Social Media

The Challenge

Unprecedented recent progress in information and communication technologies (ICTs) is enabling people and organizations to overcome personal and regional restrictions on information acquisition. The I ...

Unprecedented recent progress in information and communication technologies (ICTs) is enabling people and organizations to overcome personal and regional restrictions on information acquisition. The Internet and social media are particularly important for facilitating access to an unparalleled wealth of information, as well as providing opportunities for new innovative activities and social interactions.

Establish information rights as a fundamental prerequisite of democracy and public policy.

Governments need to recognize the critical role of open, transparent and accessible information as vital elements of modern democracy and public policy.

In developed countries, information—increasingly in the form of so-called "open data"—is an important tool for monitoring the performance of public services and holding administrations to account for their actions.In developing countries, the Internet and social media offer a platform for citizens to listen, receive and communicate information in much the same way as radio and television are already used to improve public engagement with government.

But with just one third of the global population now online, provisions must be made to include those who risk being excluded from the age of digital empowerment. Even in developed countries, there are many people who do not have access to social media or do not have the skills to leverage these powerful tools in their personal and professional lives.

Countries must make a cohesive effort not only to provide their citizens with access to the Internet but also to ensure that governments and other public authorities provide web-based learning platforms for people to learn basic skills that will optimize their online experience and their place in society.

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